Global Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurial spirit moves across borders and spans cultures to create an international exchange of ideas, products and services that connect the world's economies.

Sparking US Government Engagement in Global Entrepreneurship

05/18/15 The President’s White House celebration of global entrepreneurship a few days ago had lots of panache and plenty of heavyweights like Steve Case (AOL) and Brian Chesky (AirBnB). But how much has our government been able to keep pace with the startup revolution over the past five years?

Building Ecosystems Starts With Creating More Connections

05/04/15 Whether you use dated expressions like “it isn’t what you know but who you know” or you are deep into “networking theory,” we all know the importance of having communities to turn to for advice or validation.

Learning From Other Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

03/30/15 Kauffman Senior Scholar Amisha Miller explores the notion that entrepreneurship ecosystems can learn from each other, but highlights certain caveats

Obama Announces July Trip to Kenya to Talk Entrepreneurship

03/30/15 This morning, President Barack Obama announced he will travel to Kenya in July to lead his annual entrepreneurship summit. Leading up to the event, PDE will invite comments on possible policy themes as leaders from around the world look for more precise and impactful measures for increasing rates of new firm formation back home. Today, the importance of women entrepreneurs to economic growth.

Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2015 Comes to a Close

03/23/15 It is a fairly common refrain that "entrepreneurship is messy." Last week's Global Entrepreneurship Congress reminded us of this -- from entrepreneurs sharing stories of repeated failures before pivoting toward success to policymakers searching for an elusive roadmap to strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Mapping Our Future

At the Kauffman Foundation, we know that if our work is to make any difference, we must start by looking within.

Uniting Startup Nations

The Global Entrepreneurship Congress is an inter-disciplinary gathering of startup champions from around the world—where entrepreneurs, policymakers, researchers, investors, and the organizations that support them work together to build strong entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Is the Lean Startup Movement Still a Startup?

11/24/14 Kauffman Foundation research analyst Arnobio Morelix details the life cycle of the Lean Startup Movement.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Comes to a Close -- Or Does It?

11/24/14 As it has for each November since 2008, Global Entrepreneurship Week has unleashed a huge ground swell of events and competitions around the world, raising awareness and rallying support for entrepreneurs along with the polices and programs that help them start and scale new firms. But while the cacophony has begun to fade, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the momentum generated during GEW continues to resonate well into the coming year.

Sources of Economic Hope: Women's Entrepreneurship

11/19/14 This new paper suggests that accelerating female entrepreneurship could have the same positive effect on the U.S. economy that the large-scale entry of women into the labor force had during the 20th century.